- About Us
What to Expect
We thought it might be helpful to try to answer a few questions you may have...
What is a UU worship service like?
Our Sunday services provide an opportunity for people representing a wide spectrum of beliefs, interests, and backgrounds to worship together and rejoice in our spiritual connectedness and shared values.
Our hour long services typically include singing and instrumental music, shared readings, a time for meditation/prayer/silence, the sharing of joys & sorrows, and a sermon or presentation. Children join us for the beginning of the service before going to Religious Education (RE) classes.
Every Sunday after worship we gather for refreshments (yes, coffee!) and conversation in the fellowship hall.
What kinds of things should I expect to hear from the pulpit?
Our ministerial team and other guests in our pulpit celebrate our diversity of theology, as well as our common values and principles. You won’t hear talk about creeds or doctrines. Instead you’ll hear messages that provoke thought, give hope, and encourage compassion and inclusiveness. You’ll hear that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that religious authority lies not in a book or person or institution, but in ourselves. Visit the sermon archive to see examples of past sermons.
What should I wear?
Dress however you're most comfortable
(clothing, however, is not optional).
Where do I go when I arrive?
Enter the door on the south side of the building that faces Wisconsin Street. Our greeters in the lobby will welcome you and provide a visitor nametag, if you want to wear one. They are also happy to answer any questions you may have. The worship space is to the west of the lobby. There is a chair lift just inside the entrance for those needing assistance.
What is available for my kids?
The Sunday morning RE program offers classes designed to help children develop spiritual values, ethical sensitivity and an understanding of our Judeo-Christian heritage as well as other world religions. Children participate in service each week and are excused to attend their RE class after hearing the morning’s “Story for All Ages”. We also provide a staffed nursery for the very youngest among us.
Are there opportunities for religious discussion among adults?
- Adult Religious Education (RE) classes are offered regularly following the worship service on Sundays and at other times during the week. Examples of recent classes include “Articulating Your Faith”, “Building Your Own Theology”, and “The Welcoming Congregation”.
- An Orientation to UUism Class helps participants learn about Unitarian Universalism and about the UUFCM by focusing on individuals’ religious journeys, UU history/beliefs, and groups and activities at the church.
- An informal Discussion Group meets every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Flour Uprising on Main St. in downtown Mt. Pleasant.
- And there's always opportunity for lively discussion during fellowship hour after our Sunday morning worship service.